• January 31, 2023

South Africa will not ditch coal ‘just like that’-Ramaphosa

Coal-rich but energy-starved South Africa will not immediately abandon its fossil-fueled electricity generating plants as it transitions to cleaner forms of power, President Cyril Ramaphosa said Sunday. South Africa, one of …

US secretary of state Anthony Blinken speaks to young people in Cairo Egypt

The strategic partnership between the U.S. and Egypt is of “great consequence”, according to Secretary of State Anthony Blinken.He made the comment on Sunday in Cairo where he addressed a meeting …

DRC ready to welcome Pope Francis

In Kinshasa’s Ndolo airport everything is ready to welcome Pope Francis. The Holy Pontiff arrives on Tuesday in Kinshasa, capital of the DRC and Africa’s largest catholic country. Tomorrow I will …

9 women sentenced for “terrorist acts” in Tunisia

Nine women prosecuted since 2016 by Tunisian justice for the formation of a “terrorist” cell and the planning of the assassination of a minister, have been sentenced to terms of up …

US and Russia clash over violent extremism in Africa

The United States accused Russian military contractors backed by the Kremlin on Tuesday of interfering in the internal affairs of African countries and “increasing the likelihood that violent extremism will grow” …

Republic of Benin opposition wins 28 seats in early poll results

The main opposition Democrats won 28 seats while the Republican Bloc (BR) and Progressive Union for Renewal (UP-R) parties allied with President Patrice Talon together won 81 seats in Sunday’s ballot, …

Church of England apologizes for links to slavery

The Church of England on Tuesday apologized for past links to slavery by a related financial body now engaged in a wide-ranging process to compensate victimized communities. “I am deeply sorry,” …

South Africa will not impose COVID-19 restrictions on travellers from China

South Africa’s health ministry on Tuesday said there is no need to impose any new COVID-19 restrictions either at home or for arrivals over an infection surge in China and the …

investigation after video shows soldiers burning corpses in Mozambique

The regional forces in Mozambique fighting jihadist violence have launched an investigation after a video surfaced on social networks showing soldiers throwing dead bodies on a pile of burning rubble, the …

UN Reports child death every 4.4 seconds in 2021

The latest estimates by the United Nations Inter Agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation found that some 5 million children less than 5 years old have died in 2021 alongside, 2.1 …

Senegal mourns dozens killed in bus crash

Thirty-nine people were killed and more than 100 others injured when two buses crashed in a head-on collision overnight on an arterial road in Senegal’s central Kaffrine region, President Macky Sall …

Interpol arrest wanted Mozambican kidnapping kingpin in South Africa

A 50-year-old Mozambican suspected mastermind of a lucrative kidnapping ring for ransom has been arrested by Interpol in South Africa, the country’s police said Sunday. Esmael Malude Ramos Nangy is suspected …

Rose Christian Ossouka Raponda named first-ever female VP pn Gabon

Gabon’s president Ali Bongo Odimba named Monday (Jan. 09) the country’s first female vice-president. Rose Christian Ossouka Raponda served until this nomination as Prime Minister. The 59-year-old is a former mayor …